« August 2013 | Main | October 2013 »

September 2013 Archives

September 16, 2013

Moonlighting: Why You Don't Want To Be The General Counsel


A lot of in-house attorneys dream of reaching the top someday. And when they fall short of becoming the Managing Editor for Above the Law, they look to general counsel positions instead.

You get paid the big bucks, fly first class everywhere, and get to boss around outside law firms. What's not to like?

For the rest of the article, please click here.

September 13, 2013

Nearly Two-Thirds of Parents Want Their Kids to Become Lawyers


Mamas have long been advised to not let their babies grow up to be cowboys, but rather to let them be doctors and lawyers and such. And judging from a new survey by Lawyers.com, the mamas are taking that advice to heart -- and the papas are, too.

For the rest of the article, please click here.

September 3, 2013

Mastering the Elevator Speech


LIT Networking Breakfast | Mastering the Elevator Speech
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

- Location -
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Lawyers in Transition - Breakfast Series
Featuring: Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D., Consultant, MarketingPartners

The last day to pre-register online is September 10, 2013. Register online now

September 11, 2013

Mock Interviewing Panel



Mock Interviewing Panel | Lawyers in Transition | Free Webcast & Live Program
Friday, September 20, 2013

- Location -
Syracuse University College of Law
104 McNaughton Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Mock Interviewing Panel - Laweyers in Transition - Live & Webcast
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The last day to pre-register online is September 20, 2013. Register online now


September 24, 2013

Building Your Personal Brand



Building Your Personal Brand | Lawyers in Transition | Free Webcast & Live Program
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

- Location -
Anchin Block & Anchin LLP
1375 Broadway
New York, NY

Lawyers in Transition - Building Your Personal Brand
Program Faculty:
Marcia Nelson, Practice Growth Manager, Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP
Ann Collier, MPP, JD, Founder, Arudia
Julia Bonem, Career Change for Good
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The last day to pre-register online is October 8, 2013. Register online now

September 3, 2013

Best Practices in Networking


LIT Breakfast Networking Best Practices
Thursday, October 10, 2013

- Location -
Bar Association of Erie County
438 Main Street
Sixth Floor
Buffalo, NY

Lawyers in Transition - Breakfast Series
Featuring: Vincent E. Doyle, III, Esq., Connors & Vilardo, LLP

The last day to pre-register online is October 10, 2013. Register online now

September 5, 2013

Seeking NYC Corporate Generalist with M&A Experience


Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce a search for a junior-level corporate generalist with significant exposure to mergers and acquisitions work with four to seven years of experience to work in-house at a financial services firm in New York City. This attorney will support a team of lawyers on larger transactions. The scope of work includes M&A, corporate transactions, joint ventures, routine contracts and some credit facilities. The position which is full-time will begin as soon as possible and the engagement will last at least until the end of the year.

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for the position, please click here to e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and "Seeking NYC Corporate Generalist With M&A Experience" in the subject line. If you are not suited for this position but you know someone who is, please forward this e-mail as you see fit. If you are not already on our free e-mailing list, you can join and send your resume by clicking here for future opportunities.

September 6, 2013

Love Your Job


LYJ (Love Your Job) Search in September!
Calling all women jobseekers!

LYJ (Love Your Job) Search provides you with 5 weeks of group coaching and 1 one-to-one coaching session so that you can be well on your way toward achieving fantastic, lucrative job opportunities that are right for YOU while enjoying the process along the way.


In this coaching group, you will:

  • Do thoughtful exercises to gain clarity on your goals, allowing you to move effectively in the right direction and secure a job in a more timely manner.
  • Receive one-to-one "career-matchmaking" including job leads, introductions made on your behalf for informational interviews, and access to an extensive network of contacts in a wide range of fields.
  • Understand the power of networking to get a foot in the door and learn to make better use of your own network.
  • Develop weekly job search goals and have a forum for overcoming setbacks and celebrating achievements.
  • Learn to write a winning resume and customized cover letters, and receive honest feedback.
  • Employ strategies to interview as your best self, as well as negotiate your highest possible salary.
  • Set yourself up to "attract and allow" success rather than struggle for it.
In the one-to-one session you may wish to focus on:
  • In-depth writing of your resume to highlight the many transferable skills and accomplishments you bring to the job.
  • Creating a networking action plan and employing strategies to get the most out of your informational interviews.
  • Mock job interviewing and negotiation conversations.
  • Continued clarity on your career path, such as aligning short-term and long-term career goals.
Limited to 6-8 women to ensure lots of personalized attention.

NYC Dates:

Monday, September 16
Monday, September 23
Monday, September 30
Monday, October 7
Monday, October 14
All homework and handouts are provided for missed class sessions.

Time and Location for NYC classes: 7:00pm to 9:00 pm; Convenient downtown Manhattan location (details provided upon registration).

Contact Suzanne at lyjnow@gmail.com or (908) 309-5315 to determine if this class is right for you or for an agenda for the 5 weeks. Your space is confirmed once payment is received. The class is $435 for five weekly sessions and one 30 minute one-to-one session. http://lyjnow.wordpress.com/lyj-search.
EARLY Rate: Register by Friday, September 6 and pay $365. (You may also put down a deposit, see below.)

Deposit Option: You may put down a $200 deposit to reserve your space. The final payment will be due on the first day of class or you may submit a post-dated check for 9/30 or 10/15.

Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. See here for testimonials from past participants. I look forward to working with you on your job search for meaningful, fulfilling work!

Best,
Suzanne

September 11, 2013

2,700 New Legal Services Jobs in August


The legal services sector added 2,700 jobs in August, the second highest sing-month jump in the past year but still well below pre-recession employment levels, according to new U.S. Labor Department data.

For the rest of the article, click here.

September 23, 2013

Law & Reorder Event


I am delighted to announce that on Monday, October 28, 2013, from 12:15 - 2 p.m.,
Hogan Lovells US LLP will host the next Law & Reorder event at their New York offices, 875 Third Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets). Hogan Lovells has graciously offered to provide lunch to attendees.

At this event, we will discuss the topic, "Best Law Firms for Women: Findings, Trends and Best Practices." Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers will release the data and trends identified in conducting the 2013 national survey of work/life balance and women issues at law firms. These findings will be highlighted in light of prior years' statistics to track the benchmarking changes in the profession since the Best Law Firms for Women initiative began in 2007. Attendees will hear from winning law firm representatives about best practices and innovations they have in place to help retain and promote female talent. Attendees will leave the program empowered with new data and ideas to implement improvements at their law firms and redefine what makes a best law firm for women.

What follows are the particulars for the October 28 program and other upcoming events. To register for the October 28 program, please click here. We hope to see you on October 28 and at other upcoming events soon! Thank you.

Best,
Debbie

September 26, 2013

Seeking In-House Products Liability Litigator


Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce an opening for a products liability litigator with four or more years of experience to work in-house at a company in Connecticut. A candidate with in-house experience at a pharmaceutical company is preferred. The person hired will manage outside counsel and work with internal business leaders and litigators on discovery and deposition issues. The full-time position will begin as soon as possible and is expected to last about one year.
The pay is competitive, with benefits.

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for the position, please click here to e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and "Seeking In-House Products Liability Litigator - Connecticut" in the subject line. If you are not suited for this position but you know someone who is, please forward this e-mail as you see fit. If you are not already on our free e-mailing list, you can join and send your resume by clicking here for future opportunities.

Thank you for your interest.

Best,
Debbie

About September 2013

This page contains all entries posted to Lawyers in Transition in September 2013. They are listed from oldest to newest.

August 2013 is the previous archive.

October 2013 is the next archive.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.